In March 2016, the RSCDS Paris Branch published its first dance collection entitled The Paris Book of Scottish Country Dances, volume 1. This dance collection enjoyed a fair success and the RSCDS Paris Branch renewed the experience in April 2021 with a second volume.

Paris Book Volume 1 cover

Buy the books online

Both volumes can be purchased online, both printed or as PDF, either from the RSCDS Leeds Branch online shop or from TAC Books:

Music

Most dances published in the Paris Book have an original tune composed by one of our dancer musicians. The sheet music to the dances are not included in the printed version of the book but they can be bought separately, either printed or as PDF, from the RSCDS Leeds Branch online shop:

They can also be downloaded freely from the Paris Book companion website.

Dance list

Volume 1
Name of the dance Dance type Dance shape Author
1. Rendez-vous à Vichy J32 3/4L Aliénor Latour
2. A Trip to Tobermory S32 3/4L Brian Allen
3. May the 4th be with you R32 3/4L Antoine Rousseau
4. Noces d’Argent M32 3/4L Mylène Rousseau
5. An Elizabethan Fancy for Henri Suhamy J32 3/3L Ginette Dallere
6. On DC’s Roads S32 4/4L Aymeric Fromherz
7. Speedy Life in Paris R32 3/4L Hervé Raymond
8. Les Pandas Roux J40 4/4L Emmy Wilkinson
9. Spanish Dance S32 2/4L Bénédicte Bascle
10. Love in the Marais R32 4/4L Aymeric Fromherz
11. Place de la Nation M64 3/4L Antoine Rousseau
12. Stooge Extraordinaire J32 3/4L Corentin Lefèvre
13. One Set Short of a Hundred S32 3/3L Aliénor Latour
14. The Pretty Bride of Préty R32 3/4L Mathias Ferber
Volume 2
Name of the dance Dance type Dance shape Author
1 The Golden Sun of Early Spring J32 3/4L Victor Lanvin
2 Sibylle’s Mother S32 3/3L Antoine Rousseau
3 Pléiades R32 3/4L Aliénor Latour
4 Stop Worrying and Have Fun J32 3/4L Anne Lanvin
5 The Shorter, The Longer S32 3/4L Mathias Ferber
6 Holden Together R32 4/4L Colin Anderson
7 Drawn in S32 3/4L Shannon Kiernan
8 La Ville Lumière R32 4/4L Nicolas Jeannerod
9 #ILoveNice J32 3/4L Violaine Eysseric
10 Christaline S32 3/4L Mathias Ferber
11 Chambéry Blues R40 3/4L Danièle Landrieau
12 Le Phare de Cordouan S32 3/3L Danièle Landrieau
13 Fifty and Fabulous M64 3/3L Colin Anderson and Tom McKinlay
14 A Jig So Puzzled J32 3/4L Emma Orgeret et al.
15 A Trip to Saint-Palais S32 4/4L Antoine Rousseau
16 Madame Pipeau M80 4/4L Aliénor Latour
17 Love is in the Air R48 3/4L Violaine Eysseric
18 Chambéry M64 4P Ron Wallace